Rediscovering Beauty Faves #4

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Once again, I had a switch around the last month or so and rediscovered some old faves! I've gone from enjoying using my powder and mineral blushers to my cream blushers recently, I find it much easier to 'hit pan' on a cream blush than powder! I bought this Bobbi Brown cream blush in 'Fresh Melon' (that can also be used on your lips) on a trip to Cardiff last year. In fact Charli and I both purchased it, it sat in my makeup drawers for a while unloved, and now I ask myself why because it is such a beautiful shade! The peachy/apricot shade is great for an everyday blush, it gives a beautiful dewy finish that just looks so nice! You could apply this with your fingers, with it being a cream formula, however I prefer to use the Real Techniques stippling brush. I really think I Should purchase another one of these because i do use it A LOT, I particularly feel it works brilliantly with cream products!  

To go alongside my dewy cheeks, I've been favouring the Loreal Lumi Magique primer for a base underneath my foundation. I go through phases of wanting a matte/dewy/radiant looking skin. There are other Luminating primers I would like to try, however this one is a good affordable one to have in my makeup bag at the moment. It's gives me a subtle glow, which I like. I haven't tried any other luminating primers so I don't know how it compares. I should rectify that really shouldn't I! Any suggestions?

Finally my faithful Nars Pleasures of Paris palette came out of hiding. This particular palette is limited edition but I have noticed it appears on the Nars Website every so often. It isn't on there now, but in a month or two it may appear again. If you want to see the shades you can view them in this post.  Nepal and Abyssinia have been my go to shades for an everyday shimmer/peach eye look! I do think I should make more of an effort to use Violetta and Demon Row though, those two purple shades don't really get much attention! I do still want The happening palette. It would be a good way to introduce myself to the world of Nars blushers and bronzers with the extra added bonus of 4 new eye-shadows to play with. It's just a lot of money for a palette! Anyone want to buy it for me as a present?

Tonight I am off to the the AX Paris event which I am really excited about. It sounds as though its going to be an amazing event. Circus Performers on tables!? How fab! Really looking forward to seeing some familiar blogging ladies faces and meet some new ones! If you're going and see me do say hi! I've lost track of who is going, but judging by my twitter feed there are a lot of ladies I haven't had the chance to meet going so it should be good! :-) Just hope I can navigate my way around successfully and not miss my train home!

Much love,